Korean War Order of Battle: United States, United Nations, and Communist Ground, Naval, and Air Forces, 1950-1953 available in Hardcover
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Using historical files kept by each of the armed services and nations involved in the Korean War, Rottman provides information on unit backgrounds, organization, manning, periods of service, insignia, weapons, casualties, and major commands including the Western, North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR forces.
The United Nation's first military action and America's first major Cold War action, the Korean War, frequently called the forgotten war, is well documented in studies and reports of specific actions and phases of the war. These sources, however, provide little order of battle information on most of the belligerents, particularly the non-U.S./UN and South Korean forces. Using the historical files kept by each armed service and each nation, Gordon Rottman provides information on combat units and major commands, including both Western forces and North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR forces. He has done an invaluable service for scholars and military buffs.
Filling a void that would not likely have been filled otherwise, the book provides information on unit backgrounds, organization, manning, periods of service, insignia, weapons, and casualties. The book will be a primary source for anyone, scholar or layman, interested in researching the Korean War.
About the Author
GORDON L. ROTTMAN is an independent author. His books include World War II Pacific Island Guide: A Geo-Military Study (Greenwood, 2001) and U.S. Marine Corps World War II Order of Battle: Ground and Air Units in the Pacific War, 1939-1945 (Greenwood, 2001).
Table of Contents
A Brief Overview of the Korean War
Chronology of the Korean War
United States of America
United Nations Contingents
Republic of China
Other Nations Participation
Appendix A: Korean War Weapons
Appendix B: Korean War Aircraft
Appendix C: Korean War Air Bases and Airfields
Appendix D: Korean War Casualties
Appendix E: Korean War Campaigns
Appendix F: Rank Equivalency Tables